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Shell Place

Shell Place Stadium


Designed and built to host events of local, provincial, national, and international significance, Shell Place stands as a landmark of innovative and sustainable development. Anchored to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre through a convenient indoor pedway, Shell Place was created with a community focus and presents opportunities to host recreation, sport and concert experiences of every scale.


SMS Equipment Stadium, a venue capable of hosting large-scale sport, recreation and concert events is 

destined to become the home of unforgettable memories in the Wood Buffalo region:

  • Multipurpose venue anchored by Nexen CNOOC Stage
  •  A landmark in the city skyline which serves as a focal point for premiere entertainment experiences
  • Space for sport & entertainment events of all magnitudes
  • 4,354 permanent seats with capabilities for expanded seating to 15,000 plus
  • CFL-sized turf field creates a venue ideal for football and soccer
  • 13 executive suites provide a myriad of perks such as premium seating and great sight lines
  • Suite service will provide the ultimate in food and beverage experience
  • Unique canopy structure designed to mimic the northern lights and provide an unforgettable focal point
  • Canopy features programmable lighting system with changing colours


  • A wide variety of flexible conference and ballroom spaces
  • Can be adjusted to suit the needs of different businesses and organizations and maximize functionality
  • Abundant natural light presents an ideal setting for events of all varieties
  • Proximity to key amenities such as field house and badminton centre allow opportunities for team building
  • The full-service Hospitality Department provides catering for meetings, parties and events of all sizes


Additional indoor and outdoor sport, leisure and recreation amenities will provide new options for local minor sports, as well as year-round youth-oriented sport clinics and tournaments.

Includes opportunities for every member of the community to enjoy the facility and many amenities:

  • The indoor field house is floored with recycled tire turf (same as outdoor field turf) for an authentic off season practice surface for a variety of user groups
  • Indoor field house size is 65 yards x 30 yards (width of football field)
  • The indoor badminton centre has been designed with the badminton enthusiast in mind
  • Badminton centre features a hardwood sprung floor making it suitable for mixed use such as volleyball
  • The Molson Outdoor Rink is sure to become the destination of choice for those wishing to lace up their skates for some fun under the northern lights


  • Shell Place has a dedicated Social Profit Shared Space operated by anchor tenant United Way of Fort McMurray that will serve as the hub for groups providing vital services to the community, including non-profit minor sport organizations


  • Designed to reflect and share the rich Aboriginal history of the Wood Buffalo region and MacDonald Island, the TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail will embrace First Nations culture and tradition
  • Home to public art installations including the Sacred Teachings and the Miquwahkesis Project, the interpretive trail will provide new opportunities for education and the enjoyment of the natural beauty of the region.


  • The new baseball and softball tournament centre at Shell Place will provide a home for grassroots baseball and softball development as well as hosting capability for events of provincial, national and international significance.
  • The baseball/softball tournament centre has the capacity for 1725 spectators, plus an additional 5500 on the adjacent berm seating

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What is the population of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo?

According to the 2012 Municipal Census the population for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is 116,407.